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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
for nelson mandela. >> he passed on peacefully. >> near midnight in johannesb g johannesburg's president announced the death. world leaders joined forces. in america our first black president spoke of his shehero,e first black president. >> he no longer belongs to us, but by the ages. >> to his county he represented forgiveness. >> you have a limited type of to stay on earth. you must try to use that period for the purpose of transforming the country in what you desire it to be. a democratic nonracial, non-sexist country. that is a great task. >> hello, i'm antonio mora, welcome to a special edition of "consider this". the man known as madiba said courage was not the absence of deed. born to a royal tribal family naming him rolihlahla dalibhunga, which means trouble maker, he lived up to his name. after studying law he dedicated himself to apartheid. a system imposed on the black african. nelson mandela was arrested in sentenced to life in prison. he spent 28 years behind bars, mostly in a tiny cell on robin island near cape town. nelson mandela's brutal imprisonment led to tuberculosis
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
. >>> south africa is planning a week of memorial services to hon ohonor nelson mandela who died t the age of 85. 100,000 people are expected:the date for the state funeral is being worked out. >>> major news in the economy a jump in construction and manufacturing jobs helped bring the unemployment rate down to 5%. the economy gained 200,000 new positions last month. >>> in mexico startling new developments about a cargo of stolen radioactive material. they havthey have arrested two . they are being treated for raid radiation poisoning. poisoning. ♪ ♪ >>> as the word continues to mourn the loss of nelson mandela, stories are emerging of how america was crucial in the fight against racial segregation. consider this what was america's role in helping break the power of apartheid ove overseas the secretary for african a affairs will join us. >>> new york's mayor elects one of the biggest supporters to head the nypd. >>> a new wave of violence hit bebengazi. >> what would it be like to live on a floating ship in the middle of the ocean. >>> welcome to "consider this". we begin with the ce
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
to celebration in south africa in a multiracial outpouring of love, for nelson mandela. >> hi passed on peacefully. >> near midnight in johannesburg, the president announced the death of the man often described as the father of his nation. world leaders joined in a chorus of praise. >> he was not just a here row of our time, but a hero of all time. >> in america, our first black president emotionally spoke of his hero, the first black president of south africa. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> to the world, and more important to his once bitterly divided country, mandela represented forgiveness and reconciliation. >> you have a limited time to stay on earth. you must fly and use the experience for transforming your country, into what you desire it to be. a democratic, nonracial, nonsexist country. once said courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it, it was a triumph he per upon sized. born to a royal trail troublemaker mandela lived up to his name, after studying law he dedicated himself to the nonviolent struggle against apartheid, the sys
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
to celebrate his life. nelson mandela was south africa's first black president known as the father of the nation. he died at the age of 95 surrounded by his family after a long battle with lung infection. >> people there throughout the morning and the night, let's be clear, have been singing and dancing, celebrating his life, but deep sat sadness that this man seen, as the one who created the nation has passed. there's a lot of people that have mixed emotions. they are in mourning, but they are celebrating his life. one man drove past and scribbled all sorts of slogans to remind himself and people in the area how great nelson mandela was. it's before 8 o'clock. more are waking up. soweto is busy. we'll see how the day performance out. i'm joined by one person who has been here for hours, watching people celebrating. what is your name and when you heart about the news, how did you react. >> i heard about 1am. since that time i was awake until now. i sam celebrating. celebrating what he has done for us. >> what has he done? >> he bring piece. he enjoys themselves. a lot has been cha
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST
. >> mandela was great. no two ways about it. he was the moses of our time. >> reporter: tributes filled the newspapers. this will be a day of song, celebration, and reflection for south africans on their personal memories of mandela, their gratitudes towards him and their hopes for the future. nelson mandela inspired millions of people to reconcile and forgive, in the coming days they will honor his memory and legacy as they begin to prepare to say good-bye. >> he wasn't the only person inside or outside south africa, fighting apartheid. what made people rally around him quite so much? >> reporter: he showed such great latership qualities from such an early stage and he was always willing to put his neck out if you like to go ahead and take risks as a leader. he at the same time would say that a leader is somebody who drives his flock from behind if you would like, driving them forward towards the right decisions. he had the confidence in himself and in his ability as a negotiator, as a man of great principle that he was right, that he was guiding this country on the right path. and as
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
president and mrs. obama will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on wednesday. those are the headlines. "consider this" is up next. fa heidi jo-cast heidi jo-castro agiegis >>> boots on the ground - hundreds of french troops sent to the central african republic to help stop the deadly violence. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country. >> his spirit and yours - as a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's
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